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Posted by: | Posted on: May 27, 2021

First fundraiser of its kind to be held in Donegal today

first_imgHomepage BannerNews First fundraiser of its kind to be held in Donegal today Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By admin – April 16, 2016 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleAlmost 1,000 marriages celebrated in Donegal last yearNext articleSinn Fein not afraid to return to polls if government formation talks fail admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A fundraiser for a Donegal national school today will be the first of its kind to be held in the county.Ballyraine National School’s Parents Association are hosting the event in aid of the school.Eight static bicycles will be hooked up to a generator at the Radisson Blu Hotel – to run the pedal powered cinema.56 volunteers will create electricity for the big screen by cycling throughout the film, Big Hero 6. Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

Squatters break into student house

first_imgThree squatters have been evicted from a college-owned property, which they broke into during the Easter vacation.A window was smashed, furniture was damaged and rubbish was strewn about the house during the illegal occupation.One of the students currently living at the house, Sebastian Kaupp-Roberts, made the discovery after passing by and noticing that the front gate had been taken off its hinges. A notice detailing ‘Squatters Rights’ had been placed in one of the windows.Roberta Klimt, another student resident, described how they realised what was going on.“Later that night on his way home, Sebastian peeped in at the kitchen window (which can be seen from Walton Street) and saw a man helping himself to my low-calorie hot chocolate supply.“The porters told us that they’d spoken to the squatters who had said they hadn’t realized the house was a student house, and that they wouldn’t have moved in if they’d known.”After two days, police and bailiffs evicted the squatters and the students were allowed back into the property. Klimt said, “We had a look around the house. The squatters’ belongings were still lying around because they’d been apprehended without having time to gather their things together. It was at this point that things started to turn out as quite amusing.“The house was in a pretty big mess. Various bits of furniture had been moved around from room to room inexplicably. They’d pinned up a couple of Page 3 girls on our living-room wall, where pictures of Chairman Mao and Germaine Greer used to be. ”“The nicest touch was the shopping trolley we found in my friend George’s room, which contained but a single egg” she said.Although the break-in ended without significant damage, the students were initially concerned for the safety of their possessions.Another housemate, Marielle Cottee, said, ”I was shocked to hear that squatters had gained access to the house, particularly because we had only left it a few days before and some of my belongings were inside. Once the squatters had got in, they removed the doors from our bedrooms and boarded up the windows to stop anyone else coming in.”“I was fairly horrified to see the state of the house from the outside” she said.Miss Cottee explained that the housemates who were in Oxford at the time were allowed back into the house in order to identify what damage had been done and what belongings were their own.“All of our beds had been slept in, they had broken into our medicine boxes and there were newspaper clippings everywhere about previous squatter escapades” she said.Thames Valley Police have confirmed that they were called in to assist in the eviction of the three squatters who had taken up residence in the house. The house, which is owned by Worcester College, has since been cleaned and the college has made improvements to the security of the building. The Domestic Bursar, Steve Dyer, commented, “The squatters were discovered in the house on the 25 March and were removed two days later. ”“We’ve put extra locks on the windows in the house and the police have advised us that the property should not be left un-occupied for long periods of time.”Klimt praised the efforts of Worcester College to rectify the situation. She said, “College were very helpful and reassuring to us. We were very happy with how they handled the situation.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 1, 2021

At Medical School, a late bloomer

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Read our full Commencement coverage.Afam Nduaguba worked two jobs to support his family, toiling days in a pharmacy and nights as a security guard — and sometimes getting beaten up for his trouble. Harvard Medical School (HMS) was so far removed from his teenage expectations, it wasn’t even a dream.Nduaguba, who is graduating with an M.D. from HMS, was 16 when he arrived with his family from Nigeria on Christmas Day 2000. The family of seven leaned on the Nigerian community in the Boston area, splitting up to live with other families.Within weeks of arriving, Nduaguba went to work and then to school. His parents valued education — his father had a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology — so Nduaguba and his older brother enrolled in Roxbury Community College for the spring term.Though Nduaguba had finished high school, he struggled. In a new country with few resources and needing to help support his family, he failed some courses. Academic probation followed, along with ineligibility for financial aid. That made it more important that he work, which caused schedule conflicts and missed classes.“I spent five years at Roxbury Community College. It should be a two-year program,” Nduaguba said.But he stuck with it. Nduaguba never doubted he was academically capable, but his family’s economic well-being came first. Finally, things began to turn around when he enrolled in a Saturday class in anatomy and physiology.Teaching the class was a Ph.D. from Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital, who urged Nduaguba to consider medical school. He pointed Nduaguba to the CURE program at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a step that he said changed his life.Through CURE, Nduaguba began working in the lab of Nabeel Bardeesy, an associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, another Harvard affiliate.“He was willing [to] overlook my 2.3 G.P.A.,” Nduaguba said. “It was a very inspiring experience.”Bardeesy said Nduaguba had a curiosity and an “incredible energy about him.” Bardeesy believes the time in his lab helped convince Nduaguba that he could succeed at a place like Harvard.“Right away I was impressed by his intelligence and personality. He’s a very dynamic guy,” Bardeesy said. “I knew he would do terrifically.”Nduaguba graduated from Roxbury Community College and enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry two years later, in 2009, while continuing to work with Bardeesy. His grades had improved, but his early failures were still on his transcript. Regardless, he applied to Harvard Medical School and he was accepted.He found Harvard dramatically different, in terms of resources and student support. He was able to explore medical options through experiences like the Family Van, which provides health care to underserved Boston neighborhoods. And he spent a summer in Rwanda, where the desperate need for surgeons shifted his early interest in cancer medicine to orthopedic surgery.In the fall, Nduaguba will start a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He hopes one day to provide surgery in resource-poor settings, though he acknowledges things can change.“Based on my life history,” Nduaguba said, “I can’t say I know the future.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

Police arrest suspect in connection to fatal shooting of homeless man

first_imgPolice arrested a man who is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man after an argument in Pompano Beach last week.Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Joseph Surace.According to Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Miranda Grossman, detectives identified 35-year-old Ruddy Germain as the suspect through video surveillance and witnesses.Germain was arrested Wednesday on a charge of second-degree murder and he is being held without bond at the main Broward County jail.last_img

Posted by: | Posted on: August 12, 2020

Disney World to reduce hours beginning Sept. 8

first_imgChanges in hours come just weeks after theme parks reopened. Walt Disney World in Florida will start reducing their hours on September 8.According to the calendar on its website, Magic Kingdom will close at 6 p.m. and Hollywood Studios will shut down at 7 p.m., which is an hour early than usual.Magic Kingdom will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Hollywood Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Epcot will empty out at 7 p.m., two hours sooner than they usually close. Its new hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Animal Kingdom, which is usually open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be open from 9 a.m. and to 5 p.m.Hours for Disney Springs, however, remain unchanged.Last week, Walt Disney Co. announced they suffered a fiscal third-quarter loss of $3.5 billion, which they said was due to resorts and parks being closed for the entire quarter.last_img read more